8 Gifts For Friends You Know Exclusively As Drinking Buddies

A large part of my 20s has been characterized by friends who I consider myself close to but who I’ve never seen in actual daylight before: drinking buddies.

Drinking buddies are a great time, especially if you’re post-breakup, but when it’s time to buy them something, you might realize you know nothing about their actual hobbies or interests. So what do you buy them?

Since buying them something super personal is out of the question, here are some general but still useful gifts for a drinking buddy:

1. EYN Ultimate Phone Case

I wish I could buy ever single person I drink with this gift. It’s ideal for people who manage to consistently lose their personal belongings, whether it’s a casual bar outing or a club night. It fits their phone, cash, and cards, and has a wrist strap. They’ll thank you.

2. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

Most of our photo memories are digital, so this is a cute gift for them to physically capture the nights they won’t remember with the people they might forget.

3. Aqua Zinger Flavored Water Maker
Everyone drinks water, especially the morning after drinking, and this gift makes the water experience a little tastier.

4. Japonesque Go Curl Pocket Curler

Anything portable that can help refresh someone’s look when they unexpectedly sleep somewhere that isn’t their house is a blessing.

5. Wine Enthusiast Electric Corkscrew


For the friend who struggles opening a wine bottle, even after years of practice, this is  a cute gift to cut the klutziness of struggling with manual corkscrews.

6. Tile Item Finder


In the same vein as Find My iPhone, Tile is a bluetooth device that someone attaches to their keys, tablet, or wallet, and allows them to track it on a map and locate it with sound. Also notifies you if your item is in the range of another Tile-enabled device. Pretty cool.

7. Brewzkey Bottle Opener


Because how many times does someone need a bottle opener and there’s nothing on hand? This one attaches to your keychain and blends in with the keys you already have so it’s not obnoxious.

8. Hario Cold Process Pour-Over Immersion Brewer

Most of my drinking buddies are also the type of people who can’t function without caffeine the next morning. Cold brew has less acid than hot drip coffee and it’s easy to chug on the go.

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